Worplesdon Crime Overview

Worplesdon is the safest small town in Surrey, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Worplesdon in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 101% lower than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Worplesdon is the 76th safest small town, and the 3,822nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2015, Worplesdon was the worst small town in Surrey for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.57 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2015 was also a bad month for Worplesdon residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Worplesdon are violence and sexual offences, with 89 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 4.5% lower than 2019's figure of 93 offences and a difference of 0.46 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Worplesdon's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Worplesdon Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Worplesdon This Year

 WorplesdonSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13415.1824,96320.8838% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,2681.06864% safer
Burglary91.023,6503.05199% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson313.517,3226.1274% safer
Drugs70.792,7712.32194% safer
Other Crime50.571,3391.1296% safer
Other Theft202.274,9354.1382% safer
Possession of Weapons40.455330.450% safer
Public Order384.317,5216.2946% safer
Robbery10.113690.31182% safer
Shoplifting10.112,9472.462136% safer
Vehicle Crime161.814,9294.12128% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8910.0822,38018.7286% safer

Worplesdon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Worplesdon22225.15-
Ash45825.491.3% more dangerous
Cranleigh44035.8230% more dangerous
Haslemere67738.7235% more dangerous
Warlingham40247.5647% more dangerous
Frimley94548.7548% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Worplesdon

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Worplesdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14101115Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.110.570.230.11Safer
Burglary2.23.13.11.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.54.93.5Safer
Drugs0.791.10.910.79Safer
Other Crime1.00.790.910.57Safer
Other Theft2.83.72.82.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.110.230.45Getting worse
Public Order3.53.52.24.3Getting worse
Shoplifting-0.910.680.11Safer
Vehicle Crime1.62.22.41.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences981110Getting worse

Changes In Worplesdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Worplesdon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Worplesdon25.15-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4168% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8776% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2877% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Worplesdon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Worplesdon, Jacobs Well & Wood Street30735First

Crime in Worplesdon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Worplesdon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Worplesdon saw a 700% increase in public order. Worplesdon saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during November, when it fell by 91% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+633%+383%+300%+63%-40%-65%-55%-+75%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary---50%------60%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%--33%-57%+250%-33%-67%-75%-+233%
Drugs--50%-----+100%--
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-33%---50%-50%-+300%-+100%+100%
Public Order+100%+50%+700%+400%-33%-50%+100%--+400%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime--50%--+33%--+33%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-46%+120%-55%+83%--14%+50%+83%-91%+25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Worplesdon

What police force serves Worplesdon?
Worplesdon's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Worplesdon?
Worplesdon is the safest small town in Surrey.
What is Worplesdon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Worplesdon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Worplesdon?
Worplesdon's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021